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3180 Washington Ave. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418

(616) 538-9442

{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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The Prairieside Way to Enjoy ArtPrize

Four years ago the concept of ArtPrize was introduced to Grand Rapids by it's creator Rick DeVos as what he described as a “social experiment”. His plan was to give away the largest prize in art world history based solely on public vote. That first year 1262 artists from 41 states and 14 different countries negotiated with area businesses, churches, and organizations in the downtown area to put their works on display in more than a hundred different venues. Every fall since then, ArtPrize has taken over the streets and buildings of Grand Rapids in what is described as one of the most amazing art events in the world. This year's ArtPrize, which runs from September 18th until October 6th, promises only to be bigger and better.

Art comes in many different forms and ArtPrize 2013 takes almost all of those forms and puts them on display in a three square mile area for the public to view free of charge. While enjoying the experience you'll get the chance to see everything from paintings, to sculptures, to music, to performance art. You may want to stop by The B.O.B to see "Le Cercle Du Temps", a rotating interactive piece that offers participants the chance to see their head reflected on another viewer's body. Take a short walk over to The Amway Grand Plaza to view “Myth or Logic” a three dimensional mythical creature created by thousands of pieces of bamboo suspended in air on thread. As you make your way up the Grand River you'll encounter dozens of other works of art before stopping in at DeVos Place where artist Marco Riolo will create a monster that your imagination brings to life.

Whether you like traditional art or abstract art, paintings or sculptures, art that conforms or art that pushes the limits, with ArtPrize you are guaranteed to find something you love and almost as certain you'll find pieces that make you question “THIS is art!?” This year's competition gives you the chance to experience over 1500 different works of art in at 169 different venues. But one of the best things about ArtPrize is that you get to help decide who will take home the $200,000 top prize with your votes.

While you take some time to relax after experiencing ArtPrize and cast your votes for who you'd like to have win, you can be guaranteed top prize in accommodations by staying at Prairieside Suites. Each of our suites is so beautifully designed and artfully decorated, that when you climb into bed after a long day at ArtPrize, you'll feel as if you're virtually enjoying a masterfully created room that's work of art. No matter what your taste in art, Prairieside Suites is assured to have a room that fits your artistic style from modern and edgy to old world classics. In order to make your ArtPrize experience into a romantic get away, make your reservation online at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast today. What could be better after a long day of walking the streets of Grand Rapids than to slip into one of our incredibly large Jacuzzi tubs for two?

Experience Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize at Prairieside

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan is a city whose slogan sums it all up, "Cool City. Hot Food." Now nothing says "cool," quite like the large event known as ArtPrize. For those who are unaware of the event, here's a brief rundown. Artists can submit their project (art) to the event and their project is featured somewhere within the city. So over the course of a few weeks that the event occurs, city dwellers and tourists travel the town, in-and-out of bars, clubs, hotels, and each little cafe. All just to see the exhibits. The coolest part (for the artist)  is that the people vote online or by texting and the winner receives a hefty cash prize of $200,000.

Now ArtPrize can already be an overwhelming event due to it's popularity, especially for those of you coming from out of town. Of course the city makes accommodations like changing bus routes, providing maps, and a plethora of online information. There is still one thing everyone from out of town needs though, and that's a "cool" place to stay. This is where PrairieSide Suites comes in. More specifically, this is where Cheri and Paul Antozak come into play. There's a reason PrairieSide Suites has received so many accolades, it all comes down to the owners and their amazing hospitality to all guests that step within their doors. Now what exactly makes this place "cool" though? Well that would be the suites. Every room is designed with a specific theme in mind. Just take a look at the New York Loft, or perhaps a Santa Barbara Beach House better suits your style. No matter what type of person you are, PrairieSide Suites is sure to be a great fit for you and your trip to ArtPrize.

Prairieside Suites wins prestigious “Best of the Midwest & Great Lakes 2010-2011″ Award by BedandBreakfast.com!

We've been voted and awarded a Best of BedandBreakfast.com Award Winner for 2010-2011.  We were selected as one of the winners in the Best of the Midwest & Great Lakes category, based upon the excellent reviews posted by our guests during the past year. The Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards are based on both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The BedandBreakfast.com team read thousands of reviews, and carefully chose winners based on the number of reviews received as well as the detailed descriptions provided by reviewers in their comments.

Best of BedandBreakfast.com Award Winner

The Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce issued a press release announcing Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast has won another award!

We are quite pleased and very grateful to all of our guests who have made this possible. Providing you with a place to relax and reconnect is our passion and we strive every day to do our very best at making your stay a memorable experience!

Celebrating our 9th anniversary, Prairieside Suites is an award-winning Bed and Breakfast in Grandville, Michigan just 7 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. This is Prairieside Suites 5th consecutive award from BedandBreakfast.com.  If you've never been to Prairieside or if it's time for a return stay, visit our website for current specials and to make your reservation!

Come, experience my world!

Cheri

Art Prize is Coming [back] to Grand Rapids!

After the tremendous success of the first ArtPrize exhibit in 2009, Grand Rapids has decided to bring it back for a 2nd year!September 22nd through October 10th, artists from 21 countries and 44 states will have their art on exhibit. Along with the artists' exhibits, many other activities will be taking place, beginning with the ArtPrize Preview Party tomorrow night, Tuesday September 21 from 5:30-8:00pm at the San Ches Bistro and Cafe. Tickets are $75 per ticket and can be obtained through the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids. Later in the week, various neighborhood parties are scheduled and over the next couple of weeks, motivational speakers, concerts, and more neighborhood parties are scheduled. Visit the ArtPrize website for a complete list of events.

If you are traveling from out of town, you will undoubtedly need a place to stay. Accommodations are filling up quickly so make your reservations today! Our inn is the perfect place- in Grandville, just off the highway and just outside of Grand Rapids. Enjoy ArtPrize then head back to Prairieside Suites, located close to the action but not in the midst of it! While we are close to capacity, we do still have some rooms available. Our reservation page shows our availability. Make your reservation today!

Come, experience my world!

Cheri